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I just started Mass Effect 2 a couple weeks ago for the first time as my buddy got a free copy with DA2. Never played the first one and was never interested in the series.

Now I am ADDICTED. I kept telling myself, 'oh man when this is over I gotta share my experience on OCN', but I'm only half way through (I think) and need to tell you guys how much fun I'm having right now.

I love it so much, it's so awesome; the story, the plot, the dialogue, the characters, even the emails! I giggle and grin at some scenes in the game and when I do those things I know I'm having a good time.

The environments and atmospheres they create on the different (main) worlds are incredible, they're so engaging and immersive, you just feel cool walking around Omega it feels like Blade Runner with that run down lower class world feeling and loud techno/house music. pure awesome.

Even the ship, your ship, just feels baller walking around on, again, the feeling of immersion is top notch. I feel like it's my mother bleeping bad ass ship!

The combat is cool. Nothing special about it but it's fun, maybe I shouldn't have chosen the normal assault class, but it's still fun. There's so many party members to choose from on a mission I just never know who to use. I probably hate Jack the most though.

I'm not much of an RPG kind of guy though so maybe that's why I enjoy it so much compared to those hardcore people who shat themselves when they saw how different it was to ME1. I loved Dragon Age Origins though, probably the only modern RPG I've played since Baulder's Gate on PS2.

Back to saving mankind!
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Great series.. you gotta play the first as well!

This is one game even strictly FPS guys will enjoy.
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Love ME2. I've gotten through 7 playthroughs now, I think.
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The combat on the first one isn't quite as sleek IMHO, but the story is more rich. Probably the single coolest thing about ME series is the story. It feels exactly like you said; like Blade Runner or even Star Wars and the my favorite element is how it changes. It's not a perfect tapestry as some elements of the game remain the same no matter your choices, but seeing old friends from ME1 in my ME2 world was really the coup de gras for me.

I've completed three playthroughs of ME2 one with each class and each with a different love interest just to be able to see everything ME3 will offer.
    
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I just installed Mass Effect 2 last night and played for about an hour and a half. I'm loving it so far. I'm thinking about restarting on a harder difficulty because all the gunfights I have been in so far are way too easy in my opinion. I enjoy a challenge from the beginning. I believe I'm playing on normal difficulty.

The amount of cinematic outtakes is annoying to me, but other than that I'm impressed. I like games that tell a story without making you sit there and watch a stupid movie. I wanna blow stuff up!
    
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Yea, this might be the first game ever I do a play through on. I did make sure to read up on every possible wiki item available for ME1 before I started ME2. I wanted to be somewhat in the loop when I started. I feel like I have/had a good understanding of the mass effect-verse though I still struggle with naming all the major races.
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post #7 of 27
Get some mods and you'll really love it.
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thats what it was meant to do, ME2 is RPGlite/ RPG for dummies. Meant to bridge the gap between genres and bring new players in, without hassling them with the things that complicate a real RPG.
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Mass effect 2 really isn't an rpg at all. Mass effect 1 was more of an rpg, but even then it was a hybrid rpg/shooter.

But yes, mass effect is an epic series. Can't wait for the 3rd one.
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Get some mods and you'll really love it.
What mods?
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